One of the most powerful verses in Scripture is Psalm 119.165, where the psalmist declares, “Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them.”
Most Christians waste incredible amounts of emotional energy stressing over things which offend them. Irritating neighbors, church problems, family conflicts, or a middle seat on the plane can wreck their day.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. God said we can avoid being offended by loving His law, that is, by learning and applying the principles of His Word. For example, next time you are tempted to be offended, quote this verse and insert the offense, such as “Great peace have they which love they love thy law and rude coworkers shall not offend them. Or, “Great peace have they which love thy law and false accusations shall not offend them.”
This tactic gives an instant response to the constant attacks of the enemy. You can claim this promise all day long as a way to stay in spiritual victory and redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.